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Sydney, Australia
posts: 9
reviews: 1
Public transport


I am planning to come to Phoenix for a week in December from Australia. We are two adults. We won't have a car. We would like to visit to Grand Canyon Railway, Verde Canyon Railroad, & out of Africa Wildlife Park. I would like to know whether any shuttle services to go to these places? I was already told that there is no public transport to Goldfield Ghost town.

If anybody can let me know that would be great. Thanks



Scottsdale, Arizona
posts: 832
reviews: 12
1. Re: Public transport


I'd highly advise renting a car if you can as public transport is horrible here, there may be bus services but they are few and far between and it would be cheaper to just hire a car. If you have a very good budget you may also consider hiring a driver. I love my city, but compared to just about every other major city in the USA and city I have traveled in the world our public transport is a joke.

Sydney, Australia
posts: 9
reviews: 1
2. Re: Public transport

Hi Braveheart

Thanks a lot for your advice. I'll keep in mind. Nervous about driving on otherside. I would love the idea of hiring a dirver but I am sure my budget won't allow me to do that. Only now after our Austalian doller came equal to US doller able to travel to US. Thanks again.



Scottsdale, Arizona
Destination Expert
for Phoenix, Scottsdale
posts: 1,670
reviews: 65
3. Re: Public transport

We had this discussion a couple of weeks ago, and, unfortunately, the answer is the same. You need to rent a car.

Phoenix, Arizona
Destination Expert
for Phoenix
posts: 4,996
reviews: 13
4. Re: Public transport


Agreed. The same advice applies. It takes a bit of getting used to, but driving on the opposite side of the road is do-able. In addition, the highway going up north (Interstate 17) is divided, so it's actually fairly easy.

Tempe, AZ
posts: 6,698
reviews: 4
5. Re: Public transport

Trust us, you will want to rent a car.

tucson az
Destination Expert
for Tucson, Arizona, Northern Mexico
posts: 12,583
reviews: 58
6. Re: Public transport

The advice is certainly correct, but this is a thread that was a duplicate post and answered in another thread. There are some possibilities for transport by shuttle to some of the things the OP wants to see, but even with that the recommendation is still to rent a car, or take tours.

Braveheart, when you see a post that has no answers, you may want to check and see if it was a duplicate. You can click on the OP's name, and you will see their history of posts.

Sydney, Australia
posts: 9
reviews: 1
7. Re: Public transport

Hi All

Thank you so much for all your advice. I'll consider your advice and possibly hiring a car. Looking forward to visit Arizona. Thanks



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